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Sony FE PZ 16-35mm f/4 G Lens

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Sony FE PZ 16-35mm f/4 G Lens
Key Features
  • E-Mount Lens/Full-Frame Format
  • Aperture Range: f/4 to f/22
  • Power Zoom Mechanism; Internal Zoom
  • Super ED, ED, and Aspherical Elements
A compact design with superb optics and a power zoom function makes the Sony PZ 16-35mm f/4 G an ideal choice for all types of creators, whether that means you shoot video, stills, or both. This ultra-wide lens is among the lightest in its class and the constant f/4 aperture strikes an ideal balance that is bright enough for available-light shooting while remaining portable for all-day shoots.
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Sony FE PZ 16-35mm f/4 G Overview

  • 1Description
  • 2Designed for Creators
  • 3Optimized for Video
  • 4Optical Design
  • 5Versatile Focusing Performance
  • 6Portable Design, Intuitive Handling
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Designed for Creators

A compact design with superb optics and a power zoom function makes the Sony PZ 16-35mm f/4 G an ideal choice for all types of creators, whether that means you shoot video, stills, or both. This ultra-wide lens is among the lightest in its class and the constant f/4 aperture strikes an ideal balance that is bright enough for available-light shooting while remaining portable for all-day shoots.

Optimized for Video

A perfect companion for content creators, this lens's key features are ideal for video applications, including Power Zoom, suppressed focusing breathing, and versatile focus handling, along with a well-balanced design that performs well when mounted on a gimbal or drone or used handheld:
  • The electronically controlled Power Zoom mechanism enables making smooth zooms during takes, with control possible via the lens body or from select camera bodies.
  • Power Zoom can be used in conjunction with Sony camera's Clear Image Zoom function, which can further extend the effective reach by up to 2x while maintaining near original image quality. If the lens's zoom speed is set to Slow, and the zoom control is performed remotely from the camera body, the zooming transition will be seamless from optical zoom to Clear Image Zoom.
  • Power Zoom mechanism uses four XD linear motors for precise, fast, and quiet zooming movement.
  • Internal zoom and internal focus design maintains the overall lens length during operation.
  • Aperture ring can be de-clicked for smooth, silent, and seamless iris switching during recording.
  • Smooth Motion Optics (SMO) suppresses focus breathing to help maintain compositional accuracy when changing focus. This lens is also compatible with the Breathing Compensation function in select Alpha cameras.

Optical Design

  • Wide-angle zoom design covers ultra-wide to standard wide focal lengths and a constant f/4 maximum aperture offers consistency and a strong balance between brightness and a compact design.
  • Two Advanced Aspherical (AA) elements and one aspherical element help achieve high sharpness and suppress distortion and spherical aberrations.
  • Super ED and ED elements promote greater clarity and color accuracy by reducing chromatic aberrations.
  • One ED Aspherical element further contributes to impressive image quality by correcting for a variety of aberrations.
  • Special attention has been given to achieve consistent and sharp performance throughout the zoom and focus ranges for maximum versatility.
  • Rounded seven-blade diaphragm contributes a smooth bokeh quality.

Versatile Focusing Performance

An XD Linear Motor system uses two separate motors to provide quick, quiet, and precise autofocus and tracking performance. This design also contributes to more natural, intuitive Linear Response manual focus control and an AF/MF switch is located on the lens barrel for quick focus mode switching.
  • Internal focusing design offers more responsive focusing performance and maintains a consistent overall lens length during operation.
  • Suitable for close-up shooting, the minimum focusing distance at the 16mm position is 11" and, at the 35mm position, is 9.4" with a 0.23x maximum magnification.

Portable Design, Intuitive Handling

As a G lens, this 16-35mm f/4 prioritizes compactness and sports a lightweight design while still managing impressive optical performance and notable f/4 constant maximum aperture. The lens is also weather-sealed and features an intuitive design for easy operability, making it a versatile wide-angle go-to lens for hybrid shooters and content creators.
  • Impressively lightweight and sleek design suits everyday handheld use and is ideal for travel applications.
  • Dust- and moisture-resistant design suits working in inclement conditions and a fluorine coating has also been applied to the front element to resist dust, oils, and fingerprints, and to also make cleaning the front element easier.
  • Integrated Power Zoom control on lens barrel for simple focal length adjustment. When used on select Sony cameras, Power Zoom can also be used via on-camera controls.
  • Intuitive design includes separate aperture/iris, focus, and zoom rings for responsive and natural settings adjustment.

Sony FE PZ 16-35mm f/4 G Specs

Focal Length16 to 35mm
Maximum Aperturef/4
Minimum Aperturef/22
Lens MountSony E
Lens Format CoverageFull-Frame
Angle of View107° to 63°
Minimum Focus Distance9.4" / 24 cm
Maximum Magnification0.23x
Optical Design13 Elements in 12 Groups
Diaphragm Blades7, Rounded
Focus TypeAutofocus
Image StabilizationNo
Filter Size72 mm (Front)
Dimensions (ø x L)3.2 x 3.5" / 80.5 x 88.1 mm
Weight12.5 oz / 353 g
Packaging Info
Package Weight1.42 lb
Box Dimensions (LxWxH)7.7 x 4.6 x 4.3"

Sony FE PZ 16-35mm f/4 G Reviews

WOW!!

By Seth
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2022-06-29

I love this lens. Small and light and zooms beautifully. Image is sharp and autofocus is amazing. The lens is perfect for run and gun or on a gimbal.

Amazing sharp lens, lightweight to carry.

By Dave
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2022-06-26

Professional landscape photographer for 35 years. This is slightly sharper than the 2.8 version at half the weight. Zoom isn't bad at all and it works great for video. This is akin to the equally super 24-105 f4. For the price it's a steal. F4 is darn sharp and this will all but eliminate the older Zeiss lens. Unless you absolutely need f2.8, skip it and buy this sharper and save 1000.00.

FE 16-35mm f/4.0 G PZ My General Purpose Walkaround Kens

By William
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2022-06-24

I am a long time photography enthusiast. The FE 16-35mm f/4.0 G PZ is a light weight lens at 353g. This is perfect for my on my A7C for walkaround. I have found this lens great for creating wide-angle composition as well as close focus images. I love the PZ feature and also seeing the zoom rang read out in the EVF or on the LCD. The ability to control the zoom speed with the PZ lever is fantastic.

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